Monographs Details: Faramea multiflora var. maynensis (Spruce ex Benth. & Hook.f.) Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Species Description - The type collection shows a common peduncle of the inflorescence 3-6.5 cm long, with five primary branches 1.5-2 cm long, usually twice branched to form large cymose inflorescences 5.5-6.5 cm high by 8.5-11.5 cm broad, and 40-50-flowered or more; the secondary branches of the inflorescence are 8-15 mm long, the pedicels 1-8 mm long, the calyx-tube 0.8-1 mm high with a truncate border interrupted by abrupt, minute, subulate protuberances 0.1 mm long with smaller more remote intermediate projections; the stipules are 4-9 mm long, connate 3.5 mm, and aristate for 2.5-3 mm; the leaf-blades are elliptic-oblong, acuminate at apex with a subacute to acute acumen 7-10 mm long, cuneately acute to subacute at the base, 10.5-22 cm long by 3-9.5 cm broad, and firmer than in the Spruce 4946 collection of F multiflora var. amazonica; the lateral nerves, which are 10-14 on each side, are prominent on both sides with additional lesser, lateral nerves between, and anastomose conspicuously on the lower side 3-6 mm from the margin; the tertiary venation is more prominent and more elevated with more manifest reticulation on the lower surface than in var multiflora, var epedunculata, var benensis. or var salicifoha.

Discussion:

Faramea maynensis Spruce ex Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 2: 121. 1873, nomen; ex Rusby. Bull. N. Y. Bot. Gard. 4 : 300. 1907.

Type. Bolivia, M. Bang 2016 (holotype NY).

Standley cited Spruce 4946 (Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 13: 141) as the type collection for Faramea maynensis. but Rusby gave Bang 2016 as the type collection, together with the extended description, stating that “The same as Spruce 4946, etc. in Herb. Kew sub F salicifolia' Faramea maynensis remained as a nomen only, as first indicated by Spruce ex Bentham & Hooker (Gen. Pl. 2: 121), until Rusby’s detailed description established it as legitimately published with a cited type specimen tie Bang 2016).